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Craving a pancake on Christmas, but you forgot to shop for the ingredients in time? There are a number of stores open on Christmas, but if you can’t (or don’t want to) cook your own flapjacks, you might be wondering if IHOP is going to be open on Christmas.

Here’s what we know about the IHOP holiday and Christmas hours, details about their holiday menu, and how you can get a discount at IHOP regardless of the season. Our IHOP hacks will get you free pancakes for days.

Of course, we have plenty of IHOP hacks that’ll get you free pancakes for days.


Is IHOP open on Christmas?

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Yes, IHOP is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. However, because IHOP locations are franchises, you’ll have to contact your local IHOP to see if they plan to open this holiday season.

Unfortunately, if you’re hoping to get something from an IHOP Flipd location, you’re out of luck. It looks like Flipd by IHOP locations are going to be closed on Christmas and Christmas Eve.


What are the IHOP hours on Christmas?

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IHOP hours will depend on the IHOP franchise you visit. Some IHOP locations are open 24 hours; most will be open during normal hours (7 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Some will open with reduced holiday hours (roughly 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), so you’ll want to check with your location to find out the exact time frame your IHOP will be open.


How can I get the best discount at IHOP on Christmas?

The best way to get a discount on Christmas at IHOP is through the IHOP loyalty program called the International Bank of Pancakes. You’ll earn 1 “Pancoin” for every $5 spent, and once you’ve earned 3 “Pancoins” you’ll get a free short stack (3) of pancakes (regularly $7.99).

You’ll also get exclusive coupons sent to your email. These will get you free pancakes and discounted meals. It’s just one of the many IHOP hacks that’ll get you free IHOP pancakes.



Give the gift of pancakes with an IHOP gift card.

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Before you head off to your local IHOP for Christmas, you should always check Raise.com for discounted gift cards. There are dozens and dozens of gift cards available for at least 14% off the preloaded value of the card. That’s an automatic discount on your future IHOP visits.

If there’s a run on cards at Raise, you can always get a 5% discount on all IHOP gift card purchases when you have a Target RedCard. (That includes any gift card purchase, which is not just limited to IHOP gift cards.)

Tip: Discounted gift cards make a great stocking stuffer.

Is IHOP Open on Christmas? — How to Get Your Holiday Pancakes